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Political risks weigh on global markets ahead of oil data

A raft of political risks kept a lid on global stock markets on Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average struck a new milestone. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down 0.1 percent at 7,176 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.1 percent to 11,539. The CAC 40 in France was 0.3 percent ...

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US stock indexes veer higher in morning trading; oil slides

Technology and industrial companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher in morning trading Tuesday as indexes bounced back from small losses the day before. Energy stocks lagged the most as the price of crude oil headed lower. Investors were sizing up earnings reports from General Motors, Michael Kors and other big companies. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 90 ...

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Former Hancock CEO to lead troubled New Orleans bank

The former CEO of Hancock and Whitney banks is taking over the reins of a troubled New Orleans bank. First NBC Bank Holding Co. said Monday that it has named Carl Chaney as CEO, pending regulator approval. Chaney retired from Hancock Holding Co. in 2015 after six years as co-CEO with John Hairston. First NBC is selling nine branches and ...

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US stock indexes mostly lower in morning trading; oil slides

Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes broadly lower in afternoon trading Monday as the price of crude oil declined. Phone company and materials stocks were also among the big decliners. Investors were weighing the latest batch of company earnings news. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was down 33 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,037 as of 1:45 p.m. ...

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Trustmark Bank promotes Johnson

Trustmark has promoted Janelle Johnson to First Vice President at its corporate headquarters in Jackson, where she serves as Human Resources Information Systems Manager. Johnson has 29 years of experience in human resources with Trustmark. She is a member of the Quest International User Group and a member of Country Woods Baptist Church, where she serves on the personnel committee.

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US stocks jump following strong January jobs report

U.S. stocks are climbing Friday morning after the government said employers stepped up their hiring last month, another positive sign for the U.S. economy. The biggest gains are going to small-company stocks, which stand to benefit from a pickup in the economy. Banks rose sharply after President Trump took a first step toward scaling back financial industry regulations. Major stock ...

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Stocks rise on hiring survey; Apple climbs on better sales

Stocks are moving higher Wednesday morning after a survey showed private U.S. employers hired new workers at a faster pace in January, a sign that the economy could be getting stronger. Technology stocks are climbing after Apple said iPhone sales improved in its last quarter, which sent its stock to its highest price in more than a year. The market ...

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Weak quarterly reports push stocks lower for a second day

U.S. stocks are falling Tuesday morning following weak fourth-quarter results from companies including UPS and Under Armour. Investors moved money into bonds and stocks that pay large dividends, like utilities. Stocks took losses a day earlier after President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 127 points, or 0.6 ...

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Trustmark fourth quarter income up 4.9 percent

By JACK WEATHERLY Trustmark Corp. reported net income of $28.9 million for the fourth quarter, or 43 cents per share, a 4.9 percent increase from a year earlier. Net income for the year was $108.4 million, or $1.60 per share, compared with $116 million in 2015, the Jackson-based bank holding company reported in a release on Tuesday. Excluding one-time charges for ...

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US stock indexes edge higher in early trading; oil rising

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in early trading Thursday, extending gains a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 20,000 for the first time. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of crude oil headed higher. Investors had their eye on the latest crop of company earnings. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow gained ...

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